The piece for this project has reached its final stage. These six squares represent the relationship and interaction the viewer has with a piece of art. I have chosen to start the process in black and white. This is where the viewer first encounters the art piece (here represented by the two middle squares with hand drawn patterns and type saying ‘Art’) and therefor are not touched by the art yet. They all are individuals and so do the different handwritten typefaces represent them and their individual views, which they bring into beforehand (being values or believes, their social background, experiences etc.). Also does the layout of the squares show the refection that only slightly changes. All these factors flow into the interpretation and relationship with art and therefor the type and quotes used flow into the art piece from all angles. By having the type flow this way the viewer is also made to interact with this piece of work, because to read the quotes he/she must turn their head or the squares themselves. For the second side I have chosen colors since here I am portraying the change and impression the artwork leaves on the viewer whilst the piece itself (middle two squares) is simply reflected but not changed itself. Furthermore have I chosen to use the same typefaces to keep the personal feel and not destroy the continuity. The paint and colors flowing out of the artwork onto the right squares show the many directions these thoughts and interpretations of the individual viewers can take. Their imagination is without boundaries and therefor limitless to the shades and colors they can take after taking in the artwork.
Quotes involved in the final piece:
It is the spectators who make the pictures. (left side)
I do not believe that art should be explicit. It should be suggestive and ambiguous so the viewer has to enter in. (left side)
The creative act is not formed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act. (right side)
When you look at art made by other people, you see what you need to see in it. (right side)